I investigate cognitive and neural factors associated with how we form and retain autobiographical memories and how this may differ across individuals. I also examine how autobiographical memory influences non-mnemonic functions, with a primary focus on future imagination and decision making. My research approach is multi-faceted; I explore these topics in healthy individuals as well as in neuropsychological (e.g., amnesia) and psychiatric populations (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder). I also use neuroimaging methods, including MRI and fMRI.
Palombo, DJ, Bacopulos, A, Amaral, RSC, Olsen, RK, Todd, RM, Anderson, AK, Levine, B (in revision). Episodic Autobiographical Memory is Associated with Variation in the Size of Hippocampal Subregions.
Fuentemilla, L, Palombo, DJ, Levine, B (in press). Large-scale gamma synchrony in autobiographical memory: Evidence from magnetoencephalography and Severely Deﬁcient Autobiographical Memory. Neuropsychologia.
Palombo, DJ, Verfaellie, M (in press).
Palombo, DJ*, Hayes, SM*, Peterson, KM, Keane, MM, Verfaellie, M (in press). Medial temporal lobe contributions to episodic future thinking: Scene construction or future thinking? Cerebral Cortex. *Authors contributed equally.
Schwarz, NF, Nordstrom, LK, Pagen, LHG, Palombo, DJ, Salat, DH, Milberg, WP, McGlinchey, RE, Leritz, EC (in press). Differential Associations of Metabolic Risk Factors on Cortical Thickness in Metabolic Syndrome. NeuroImage: Clinical.
Wisse, LE, Daugherty, AM, Olsen, RK, Berron, D, Carr, VA, Stark, CE, Amaral, RS, Amunts, K, Augustinack, JC, Bender, AR, Bernstein, JD, Boccardi, M, Bocchetta, M, Burggren, A, Chakravarty, MM, Chupin, M, Ekstrom, A, de Flores, R, Insausti, R, Kanel, P, Kedo, O, Kennedy, KM, Kerchner, GA, LaRocque, KF, Liu, X, Maass, A, Malykhin, N, Mueller, SG, Ofen, N, Palombo, DJ, Parekh, MB, Pluta, JB, Pruessner, JC, Raz, N, Rodrigue, KM, Schoemaker, D, Shafer, AT, Steve, TA, Suthana, N, Wang, L, Winterburn, JL, Yassa, MA, Yushkevich, PA, la Joie, R; Hippocampal Subfields Group (2017). A harmonized segmentation protocol for hippocampal and parahippocampal subregions: Why do we need one and what are the key goals? Hippocampus, 27, 3-11.
Palombo, DJ, Keane, MM, & Verfaellie, M (2016). Using future thinking to reduce temporal discounting: Under what circumstances are the medial temporal lobes critical? Neuropsychologia, 89, 437-44.
Sheldon, SM, Farb, N, Palombo, DJ, & Levine, B (2016). Intrinsic medial temporal lobe connectivity relates to individual differences in trait episodic memory. Cortex, 74, 206-16.
Palombo, DJ, Keane, MM, & Verfaellie, M (2016). Does the hippocampus keep track of time? Hippocampus, 26, 372-9.
A full list of publications is available on Dr. Palombo's website.
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Dr. Palombo is currently accepting graduate students.